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The Baby On the Way

A Picture Book by

In an urban rooftop garden, a young African American boy named Jamal initiates an intriguing conversation with his grandmother when he asks her if she was ever a baby. Turns out Grandma was even once ?the baby on the way,? and she proceeds to tell the story of her birth, the tenth child in a poor farming family. As she discusses the events and traditions that accompanied her welcome to the world, from the fetching of the midwife to a folkways ritual of drinking water from a thimble, vivid, expressionistic paintings from a talented new illustrator evoke the past.A gentle and satisfying book that will inspire young readers to gather other stories about being the baby on the way.


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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: The Baby on the Way
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-374-37361-2 / 978-0-374-37361-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA